Beijing-Xi'an-Jiuzhaigou-Chengdu panda tour 9 days tour
Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Arrival in Beijing, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit of the Temple of Heaven (Tian Tan), which was built in 1420 of the Ming Dynasty and expanded in the Qing Dynasty.Nowadays it covers an area of 273 hectares. The grand temple served as the sacrificial place for the emperors of the Ming and Qing to worship the heaven, presenting gratitude for the harvest of this year and praying for another good harvest next year.
In the morning walking through Hutongs – the old quarter in Beijing. Have lunch with a family in the Hutong, learn about their daily life. In the afternoon, stroll about the Tian An Men Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. Then go to visit the Forbidden City (Gu Gong) the emperor's palace, which was built between 1406 and 1420 with 9000 halls and rooms, containing many precious relics. Facing south and rising from a terrace, the largest palace in the world represents the supreme power and authority emperors enjoyed during the feudalistic dynasties, and exemplifies the elements of palace architecture. At last, we will go to Jinshan Park to have an amazing panoramic view of the Forbidden City (GuGong).
In the morning go to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. The Great Wall is one of the eight ancient wonders of the world and the only man-made construction on earth that the astronauts can see from the moon. Starting out in the east on the banks of Yalu River in Liaoning Province, the Wall stretches westwards for 12,700 kilometers to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. It was built as a defensive structure and gradually become the symbol of the ancient Chinese civilization. Take the cable car to the Great Wall and walking on the wall at Mutianyu (about 2 hours). Late in the afternoon drive back to Beijing.
Day04 Air Beijing - Xian
In the morning transfer to the airport and fly to Xi’an, the capital of province Shaanxi. Picked up and transfer to visit the Museum of Terracotta Warriors. An inside museum has been built over these pits, covering a floor space of 20,000 square meters and displaying 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors, 100 or so chariots, and 30,000 weapons-an assemblage famed as the Eighth World Wonder and a world cultural heritage site. Besides, visit of Da Yan Ta (Big-Wild-Goose Pagoda), which was completed in 652.
Day05 Air Xi’an – Jiuzhaigou
In the morning visit of the old city area and its neighborhood, the Grand Mosque. Then visit the ancient city wall. The Xian City Wall is the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China. In the morning transfer to the airport and fly to Jiuzhaigou. (Nine-villages Valley), which is listed as a World Natural Heritage and reputed as a “fairyland” with its fantastic natural view. It is named after the nine Tibetan villages in the scenic area.
Walking and sightseeing the whole day in the three valleys of Jiuzhaigou (Nine-villages Valley). As the water, the “soul of Jiuzhaigou”, is pure and crystal-like and rich in colors, there is an adage saying that no water is worth your attention after your visit to Jiuzhaigou.
Day07 Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong - Chengdu
In the morning drive to visit the Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Spot which is listed as a World Natural Heritage. Huanglong is marked by its low-temperature and highly calcified Karst landform, which forms numerous valuable colored ponds. In the afternoon transfer to the airport, flight to Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day08 Air Chengdu – Shanghai
In the morning drive to Chengdu Giant Panda Base of Breeding and Research. Founded in 1985, today there are over 50 giant pandas living there. In the afternoon, we will enjoya walk at the Broad and Narrow Lane (Kuan Xiangzi and Zhai Xiangzi). It consist in 3 alleys: Kuan Alley, Zhai Alley, and Jing Alley. Experience the typical lifestyleof the old Chengdu. In the afternoon transfer to the airport, fly to Shanghai, China’s largest booming city. Transfer to the Hotel.
In the morning visit of Yu Yuan (Yu-Garden) and the old city area. Originally built in 1559, it served as the private garden of high-ranking official by then. The word “Yu” contains a meaning of “safe and peaceful”. Then visit of Waitan (Bund). As one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai, the Bund site shows a portion of the historic center of the foreign presence in Shanghai and its transformation in recent times. Spare time in the afternoon. Overnight at shanghai.
In the morning drive to the Shanghai Maglev Train station at Longyang Rd. Take the transrapid to the airport for your flight home,end the tour.